Author Archives: Madison Craig

The Nannies

Pool Days in the summer are mostly made up for school-aged kids with their nannies. Because the nannies are usually the help but suddenly find themselves considering us the help, they are consistently the most demanding and least appreciative customers. They’re not technically club members but they are put on the guest list for members,… Read More »

The Tipping Policy

I don’t mind the NO CASH ON PREMISES tipping policy logistically. I make $15/hour as a waitress compared to many of my friends who make, literally, $2.35/hour and have to depend otherwise on tips.  And I don’t miss handling cash. Every transaction at the club comes down to running a bill and simply having the… Read More »

Fourth of July

Ok here we go, another 4th of July at the club. It could be worse, of course, working at an Applebees or TGI Fridays on a holiday is definitely worse. We come in early in the morning to set up the lawn spots for member reservations: a blanket, a picnic basket per their order, drinks,… Read More »


Oh I know, your first question, “which Mrs. Applebaum?” The Applebaums are a legacy family with four generations running around this club. Mamie has been drinking hot water with lemon here since the club opened, her father was one of the founders. She married Mort and they had two kids. That’s, for Arlington purposes, as… Read More »